India and South Africa are set to lock horns in a five-match T20I series and their rivalry will begin at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Earlier, the series was scheduled to be played in September 2021 but was shifted to make room for the postponed 2021 edition of IPL.
India set to play their first international match in Delhi since 2019
Now that the Covid situation has curbed down, fans are welcomed back into the stadiums. It has been learned that 94 percent of tickets have been sold out for the first T20I at Delhi between India and South Africa.
The series opener will take place at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on June 9 with a capacity of 35,000. This will be the first international game at the venue since 2019 and no wonder, the fans have shown a lot of excitement already.
The DDCA joint secretary Rajan Manchanda was delighted to announce the percentage of tickets that have been sold already for the home series against South Africa and noted the remaining number as well. He revealed that the senior citizens will have the privilege of using the golf cart while entering the stadium. He added that the staff have been tested regularly but suggested the fans keep wearing masks and follow the COVID protocols.
“94 percent of the tickets have been sold. There are about 400-500 tickets left,” DDCA joint secretary Rajan Manchanda was quoted as saying by New Indian Express. In an effort to improve the fan experience, senior citizens will have the option to use a golf cart to enter the stadium. Our staff is being tested regularly. We request the fans to adhere to COVID protocols and wear masks at all times,” he added.
Speaking of the India squad, there are many new faces who have received a call up including the likes of Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh. With the T20 World Cup 2022 coming up this October in Australia, the Indian side is expected to use this series to keep an eye on the performances. KL Rahul will lead the side in absence of big names like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah who have been rested for the series.
India vs South Africa five-match T20I series schedule
1st T20I- June, 9 – Delhi
2nd T20- June 12 – Cuttack
3rd T20I- June 14 – Visakhapatnam
4th T20I- June 17 – Rajkot
5th T20I- June 19 – Bengaluru
• Arun Jaitley stadium in Delhi to host the series opener for India vs SA.
• DDCA claims that 94% of the tickets have been sold.